|Minnan Proper 閩南語|
Quanzhang Minnan 泉漳片
|閩南話 / 闽南话|
Bân-lâm-oē / Bân-lâm-uē
Official language in
|None (one of the statutory languages for public transport announcements in |
|Ministry of Education in Taiwan and NGOs in Taiwan.|
Distribution of Southern Min languages. Quanzhang (Hokkien) is dark green.
Distribution of Quanzhang (Minnan Proper) dialects within Fujian Province and Taiwan. Lengna dialect (Longyan Min) is a variant of Southern Min that is spoken near the Hakka speaking region in Southwest Fujian.
Hokkien historically served as the
Chinese speakers of the Quanzhang variety of Southern Min refer to the mainstream Southern Min language as
In parts of Southeast Asia and in the English-speaking communities, the term Hokkien ([hɔk˥kiɛn˨˩]) is etymologically derived from the